A PhD student position available in the research group of Arto Pulliainen, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku (Toxin-mediated perturbation of host cell signaling in bacterial infection)

Toxin-mediated perturbation of host cell signaling in bacterial infection
A PhD student position is available in the research group of Arto Pulliainen at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku.
You join an ongoing research project funded by the Academy of Finland and Sigrid Jusélius Foundation (2015 – 2020). You investigate how bacterial toxins recognize and enter the human cell and how the toxins manipulate the human cell signaling to ultimately influence the disease progression. You reach the research goals with a multidisciplinary approach utilizing molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, microscopy, functional genomics, proteomics and RNA-Seq. Your project contributes to the development of new and targeted approaches for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
To qualify for the position, you need: 1) high motivation level, work morale and independent initiative, and 2) completed or nearly completed MSc or an equivalent degree.
Please send your application in English as a single PDF document to Arto Pulliainen (arto.pulliainen@utu.fi), 30.10.2016 at the latest. The application has to contain: i) one page motivation letter, and ii) CV with contact information of at least two references. 
The start time is negotiable, but January 2017 is preferable. 
The position includes a 3-month trial period.
Further information:
Arto Pulliainen, PhD, Docent/Adjunct professor
Institute of Biomedicine
University of Turku
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
FI-20520 TURKU
tel. +358 40 1586044